I REMEMBER that post...that was one of the first posts I read on Digital Webbing. It prompted me to email you and ask for advice on my AWESOME The Question comic I was making for getting into DC Comics.
Oh yeah, let's not go any farther...!
I have limited experience, but my best was pitching an editor on a story for the DW fairytale book. He absolutely hated the story. But he told me WHY he hated it, and he worked through the structural problems with me.
I came to understand that editors have sensibilities, and I was lucky because ours were about half-attuned, which let me easily learn from him while still challenging me.
The worst was an editor that liked my story so much they re-wrote it. No suggestions, or talking through things -- they re-wrote it and gave it back to me. That might work with some folks, but I was more interested in developing my own skills and telling my own story. We parted ways diplomatically and I never held ill will about the re-writes. Sometimes, you just have to say no.
Lee, you're pretty easy to work with. You always have a reason for your decisions, which I respect. I still make the same dumb mistakes with you, but that's my problem. Ha ha!